You may qualify for Income Support if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older
  • live in Ontario
  • are in financial need, and
  • are found to be a "person with a disability" as defined under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.

A person with a disability is someone who has a substantial physical or mental impairment that:

  • is continuous or recurrent
  • is expected to last a year or more.

And, the physical or mental impairment must directly result in a substantial restriction in the person's
ability to:
  • work
  • take care of him or herself or
  • take part in community life.

The impairment(s), its duration, and the restriction(s) must also be verified by an approved health care professional.

To determine if you are eligible to receive Income Support, we look at your:

  • financial situation, and
  • disability status.

Financial eligibility

We consider your and your family's income, assets, housing costs and the size of your family to calculate:

  • if you qualify financially for Income Support and, if so
  • how much you can receive.

Disability eligibility

You also need to meet the definition of "a person with a disability" as defined under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act.

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